Advanced Stroke Neuroimaging

13th November, 2019.

This one-day course for healthcare professionals provides an overview of using neuroimaging and mechanical thrombectomy to treat people who have had a stroke.

This course is run by the UCL Institute of Neurology in Queen Square.

Course content

You’ll learn about:

  • methods for quantifying the impact of a stroke using advanced imaging techniques – from penumbral and core infarct size to methods of imaging recovery from stroke
  • using CT and MRI scans to evaluate infarcts and haemorrhages
  • the benefits and applications of mechanical thrombectomy

Lecture topics will include:

  • Ischaemic stroke
  • Haemorrhagic stroke
  • Introduction to imaging for stroke
  • Endovascular treatment

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for:

  • doctors in training
  • stroke consultants
  • allied health professionals working in stroke medicine

Teaching and structure

The course involves interactive lectures given by experts in the field.

You’ll also have the opportunity to present a case of interest for discussion.

You’ll be provided with supporting reading material at the end of the course.

This course forms part of the four-day course Neuroimaging and Pathophysiology of Stroke.

Certificates and CPD

You’ll receive a certificate of attendance.

The course is accredited by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (RCP) for 8 CPD points.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • select the appropriate imaging modality to evaluate a stroke case
  • identify the affected artery on the basis of a clinical stroke syndrome
  • evaluate the current evidence for endovascular treatment and common complications of this treatment

Costs and concessions

The price is:

  • £200 from 1 September 2019

Course team

Professor David Werring

David is Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at UCLH and The National Hospital, Queen Square. He runs a specialist outpatient service for patients with cerebral small vessel disease and a one-stop intracranial haemorrhage clinic at Queen Square with same-day neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, specialist nurse and consultant opinions.

Dr Sumanjit Gill

Sumanjit is a Consultant Stroke Physician and Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Institute of Neurology. She developed the Stroke MSc course and is now the course co-director. She’s on the faculty of the IMPACT course as both a teacher and curriculum developer. Her clinical work in Stroke services involves the whole patient journey, from acute care through to the recovery phase.